Kia Ora Herdies!
We were privileged enough to take part in the launch of TUKU wines earlier this month. The focus is on indigenous winemakers coming together in a collaboration, looking to take the story of Māori wine to the world and increase New Zealand wine’s presence in the international market. While they are setting their sights overseas however they have their feet planted on the ground here in New Zealand.
The five brands that have united are Steve Bird Wines, Kuru Kuru, te Pā, Tiki and Ostler and they have formed this coalition on the backbone of their shared values of land, family and hospitality. TUKU wine collective know the importance of bringing their diverse iwi origins together and investing in the production of good wine, while promoting growth and success for generations to come.
They are not only certified by Sustainable Winegrowing NZ but are focused on nurturing the land, ensuring it is possible that generations to come can experience Aotearoa the same way that they have. The family behind te Pā for instance has been on the same land for the last 800 years. And they are using their past to look to the future, ensuring they do what they can now so they can be there for another 800 years.
So get behind these inspiring brands. Buy their wines and promote their desire to further develop the Māori economy and New Zealand wine industry. We want to do our bit to support this exciting venture, so look out for our Winoceros TUKU pack.